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A Review of Agility: Practical Applications for Strength and Conditioning

Young Warren PhD;; Farrow, Damian PhD;
Strength and Conditioning Journal: October 2006
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Agility is an important component of many sports but has not been extensively researched. The various components that contribute to agility performance are discussed and training guidelines are provided. There appears to be limited transfer to agility performance from straight sprint training as well as from general strength training. The principle of training specificity is emphasized to achieve maximum transfer to on-field performance.

Warren Young is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Damian Farrow is the Skill Acquisition Specialist at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia.

© 2006 National Strength and Conditioning Association